RYAT Squad- Richmond Youth Arts-Activism Training Squad

ArtsChange Introduces the new Richmond Youth Arts-Activism Training Squad-RYAT Squad

The Youth Advisory Board now the RYAT Squad, works under the supervision of the Program Associate and Executive Director. The squad is a paid position that consists of 5 members. RYAT Squad develops relevant skills in specific professional and/ or artistic fields. They work along side ArtsChange Staff and teaching artists to create on hands-on, authentic projects. Lead public exhibitions, community workshops and empower his/ her community.

Alejandra Perez
Art Institute-San Francisco/Graphic Designer/ ArtsChange Program Associate/RYAT Squad Leader

Chelsea Maradiaga
Hercules High School/ Writer/ Violinist

Jose Angel Lopez Navarro
Gompers Continuation School/ Renaissance Man

Pedro Macias
Contra Costa College/ The Pencil Musicianist

Sandhya Nadan
Richmond High School/ Poet

Sophia Sarnicola
Hercules High School/ Musician/ Slam Poet


About artschange

The mission of ArtsChange is to promote imagination, health and wellbeing in stressed East Bay neighborhoods, by engaging artists and communities in the creation of socially conscious art designed for accessible public settings.
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